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Mar 18, 2013 3:00am PDT
the vatican. joe biden, america's first catholic vice president is heading the u.s. delegation at the inaugural mass. >> it was a quiet morning and it is a quiet morning at st. peter's square. the calm before tomorrow's historic mass. the pope faces serious questions about his past. abc's devin dwyer is joining us from washington with more. >> reporter: dignitaries are arriving in rome from around the world. the 266th leader of the roman catholic church. he's been pope for only four days but francis is already celebrated as a people's pope. [ speaking italian ] >> reporter: speaking informally and with humor in his first sunday appearance from that window overlooking st. peter's square. in his first blessing, he told the crowd of got's love and forgiveness. and then a down-to-earth farewell. enjoy your lunch. >> he's a people person. he'll do amazing for the church. >> reporter: earlier sunday, he celebrated mass at a
Mar 14, 2013 1:40am PDT
different life. >> spectacular day. vice president joe biden is set to lead the u.s. delegation to pope francis' inauguration mass which will be held tuesday morning. >> abc's cokie roberts, a long time vatican observer, has been reporting from rome all week. she sat down with "nightline's" terry moran to talk about what we can expect from the new pope. >> so as a world waits to find out more about newt pope, the white house said vice president biden is going to lead the u.s. delegation to pope francis' inauguration mass next tuesday morning. abc's cokie roberts, a vatican observer has been here all week, reporting on this, and joins us now. in a big picture way, what does this mean, what does it say that the church, the cardinals have chosen this man? >> it says they're ready to make a big change. benedict after john paul ii was continuity. this is a huge difference. instead of the cerebral, theologian, you have this down to earth man of the people. and of course he is from the new world. and that is a very big deal for this church. which, really does still kid us in the western hemisp
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